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  SFGTV2    [untitled]  

    October 21, 2012
    12:00 - 12:30am PDT  

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>> kicking things off we have a fireside chat with the angels and legendary investor ron conway, mayor ed lee, san francisco mayor, and the conversation will be moderated by our own michael aaroningtonv1
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. >> it's early. you were here last year, mr. mayor. >> yes, i was. >> is it your mayorship or mr. mayor? >> ed is fine. >> mr. mayorship, before we start i want to note it's 9-11. it's been eleven years and i know that you were up early this morning. can you tell us a little bit how you sort of marked the day. >> yes, i was and again i thank tech crunch for recognizing a moment of silence. i joined some 30 cadets at our fire station training center, which chief hayes white and commissioners and we read off all of the names, 375 of them, the names of the victims of 9-11. and we have done that for the
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purpose to recall them, what they did and then i had an opportunity to recognize the cadets and all the officers and thank them and tell them we're very appreciative of them as first-responders in the city. >> i was in new york when it happened and it's always odd for me to think back to that time. so onto some news. you have a lot to talk about today and we're going to try to keep it as organized as possible. you have announcements and policy discussions and i think we should start with you -- i just love the fact, last time you were here on stage, the only office he had run for was class president of high school. >> that is right. >> now you have two elections behind you, one as mayor as well. it's just amazing. you have another one -- how long are you mayor? >> four-year term. >> so you have three more
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years? >> yes, and then re-election. >> and you want to get some stuff done and some of that is around innovation. and you have called this the innovation capital of world. >> unabashedly. >> i have seen the banner at the airport. >> oh, gosh of course. >> tell me about your plans >> when i was inaugurated in january, i had gone through pretty intense re-election and talked to technology and business world and i had a mission, because out of that campaign and out of listening and be part of tech crunch and thank you for all being here. we have a great conference for the city. i announced a 17-point plan that included making sure that we stayed on top of being the innovation capital of the
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world. what does that mean? it means that we take advantage of the companies that are here, the technology companies that are here, to help us improve our city. to help us find solutions to old problems. to create an innovative spirit in the public-private sector. >> are these some of the points? because you are going to talk about the 17 points? >> oh, yes. >> is that five of them or is that a preamble to the 17? >> it's a preamble, to create the spirit of the city and why we're doing it because here are the facts. 32,000 jobs created by 1600 companies with an annual almost 30% growth for our city >> just in tech? >> just in tech. when you recognize that for the city and what it means, we're well on our way and we're ahead of literally every major city in the state of california >> also what is the average salary on these tech jobs? >> they are very high.
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i think the smallest salary i ever saw was $80,000, $90 ,000 a year. >> tell me about your favorite of the 17 points? >> the first one i did was to make sure that i had the kind of technology advice that i need. so we're the first city in the country to appoint in the mayor's office a chief innovative officer, jane app, who is behind the work here today and jay is helping me cause a link that has never happened before with the technology companies. there are so many here and i need to talk with them and, in fact he has given me great advice to make sure every tuesday i do a tour of one of these companies. >> oh, great. >> so i have done that religiousy ever single week since i have been here and it's marvelous. >> every tuesday you go to a tech company? >> it's tech tuesday. >> who has the best goodies
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that you have seen? >> [ laughter ] they all have. whether you go to the twitter rooftop. >> twitter is out of control. >> yes and they have the video of the dome of city hall. >> they have cupcakes and take you into the t-shirt. >> they have an m & m bar, which is awesome. >> i got my ice cream at zinga. >> what are some of the other points, what is point no. 8, for example? >> point no. 8 is probably improve sf.org, that is a website where we invite -- it's a platform where we invite the public to tell us what they need to get improved in their neighborhood. then we ask tech companies to help us find solutions for that. that is how we keep engaged. that is how we bring technology right to the neighborhoods to allow people to suggest how we improve. you are asking the population to tell you what is wrong?
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>> absolutely. =::év2 it's better than them coming to the mayor's office to tell me everyday? >> they do that? >> oh, yeah. >> >> they just show up to the mayor's office? when i go to the tech companies, they usually give me 15 minutes with the employees and i listen carefully to them because they have the talent and if i can satisfy them and they stay in the city, the tech companis will stay in the city. >> any other points that you want to talk about? >> sf city is our citizens initiative for technology and innovation. that is what i call the technology chamber of commerce and we have over 300 companies now that are members. they are helping us figure out how to make sure that the companies are here, comfortably, but also how we train the new workforce to continue this fantastic growth in employment with the
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technology companies. >> and these companies are paying? >> oh, yes. >> who are the most helpful companies that you have found here? >> oh, gosh, there are so many of them. i was, for example, jawbone is one of the members and they stepped up along with all the members, all the major members of city this summer to help me create over 5,000 jobs for kids. >> child labor? >> no, summer-pay internships. >> not like 6 years old building iphones. >> these were high school and college graduates, but they are all looking for jobs and they want to be exposed to this wonderful world of technology. so they picked them up and a lot of that target was for disadvantaged kids in our city. >> that is great. >> and now these kids who came through these summer jobs, they are thinking about their future and thinking about getting through education and going on to the next step. they are not hanging out on the corners. they are part of the evolving success of the city.
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>> sf city led the effort to get tech companies to place these interns in their currently. >> and ron, i want to get back to sf city in a minute and give the mayor a chance to finish. i think he is on point 2 of the 17-point plan. i want to talk about sf city. >> i have another program called tech sf and that is a program that grew out of working with sf city and with the neighborhoods that wanted these job trainings. it's taking advantage of some $8 million that the federal government gave us to make sure that we don't experience the digital divide that we had experienced a decade ago with the bubble. and so that is aimed at working with city college, with school districts, with our neighborhood youth programs, to evolve a training program that is helped to be created by the tech companies themselves, put a curriculum together. >> great. >> that will allow them to be trained in the right skills, so when they come out of that training they are capable of
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taking up the jobs. >> so it's key that the tech community generate entry-level jobs for san francisco residents. and so right now we have the top tech employers submitting a list to sf city of the entry-level jobs that they want to hire in the next year. we're going to hand that to ed lee's team at tech sf. they will create curriculum to specifically train for those entry-level jobs that our tech companies. >> it's amazing. do you have -- i have a joke in a minute, but are other mayors coming to you and asking how do i help my own city? >> yes, i am a member of the u.s. conference of mayors. >> that sounds exciting [ laughter ]pt >> it's all the mayors from
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new york, to boston to los angeles and we all get together twice a year and we're exchanging stories of how we're trying to make our cities successful. >> do you all talk at once? [ laughter ] >> we usually do. we usually do. but this year, they listened to what san francisco was all about. and so at our advice, they created a task force on technology and innovation from the rest of the mayors and they made me the chair. so i get to chair that and i get to introduce all of the technology/innovation that we're doing in san francisco, offering samples to the rest of the cities across the country and have them interact with us. we're onto our third meeting and it's virtual meetings, as well as physical meetings. >> the mayors? >> the mayors, and they are excited about this because they know there is job-creation at the end. >> by the way, the other mayors when you go to their cities and go to the airport, it's always mayor xyz welcomes you. in san francisco it's small letters ed lee welcomes you and
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underneath that is the logos of ten san francisco tech companies that says, "welcome to the innovation capital of the world." >> yes so this banner you are getting a lot of mileage out of it. what are the ten logos on. >> sales force, riverbed, twitter, square, disadvantaga. >> how much do they have to pay to be on the banner? >> zero so far. >> i hear a lot about how you are helping the sort of masses and people who don't have the opportunities, but what are you doing for the billionaires of the city? [ laughter ] the guys who aren't feeling any kind of love at all? >> we have got a lot of love going on of one thing that we learned and i learned this very clearly through my interim year as mayor and we talked about it last year as well. we have a payroll tax that taxes job-creation in the city. and that was one of the most negative things we could do when we are trying to do the
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opposite of creating jobs. so in a discussion very intensely for the first year i made a commitment with the other candidates running for mayor and we agreed and got that consensus together just recently to get rid of the payroll tax and it helps everybody with a fairer tax system so we're incentivizing job-creation. >> it's called proposition e and we all want to vote yes on e, because yes on e reduces the payroll tax and switches the tax to a gross receipts tax. and saves tech companies millions of dollars so that they can go take that money and create new jobs. >> so that helps the billionaires and it also helps people who wants jobs? >> it also helps every small business in san francisco. >> it helps everybody. who is against it? it's those crazy, what are they called?
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the board of supervisors? >> no, we got a unanimous vote from the board of supervisors. >> oh, they are squared of d scared of you now? >> no matter what convention you went whether democratic or republican, the theme was the same, we have got to get this country going. we have got to create jobs and we have to innovate our ways to solution and this is what the board of supervisors and i. >> they are a bunch of communists, a year-ago they were piping up about this; right? this moons they are on your side. >> ed lee called five meetings at city hall and around the table were the labor unions. >> and they are going for this? >> and ed lee built consensus. to took months, but it happened. the biggest gift that the tech community in san francisco

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